Vegetated Columns

5/19/2010 Uncategorized

As we work on conceptual options for the Medford Garage Study, we have looking for ways to include wall screens of vegetation that are macho enough to stand up to the bulk of a concrete parking garage structure. As a guest critic on MIT thesis reviews yesterday, I saw this take on Patrick Blanc’s hydroponic walls: irrigated felt wrapped around PVC pipe – creating Avatar-inspired vegetated columns.  Ethan Lacy’s proposal was entitled “Emerging Stasis: A New Typology for the Public Building in Centro Havana.”  To be clear, Ethan’s proposal was NOT a parking garage!